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Friday, November 15
 

TBA

Path To Prosperity Bristol Bay - Dillingham Boot Camp
The Path to Prosperity business plan competition is launching this year in the Bristol Bay region! With support from Bristol Bay Development Fund and Spruce Root, 2019 Finalists have been selected and will be attending a 3-day business boot camp in Dillingham November 15-17.

https://www.bbnc.net/our-operations/in-region-investment/path-to-prosperity/

Sponsors
avatar for Cindy Mittlestadt

Cindy Mittlestadt

Fund Manager, Bristol Bay Development Fund



Friday November 15, 2019 TBA

5:00pm

AK Startup Week - FBX Kick Off Party at VENUE!
Event Hosts and the entre-ecosystem community all under one roof.

Come KICK OFF Alaska Startup Week in Fairbanks - downtown at VENUE!
Sample of all of the Fairbanks events scheduled during the week - happening both on-campus and off - while enjoying local craft beer and noshy bits.

Stick around afterwards and join in Friday Night Pitching for Startup Weekend Fairbanks - a 54 hour immersion ideation experience:
 "Its like a party game that goes all weekend - but at the end you have a startup!"
~ Jen Eskridge, c/o Founder: Fairbikes bikeshare, 2013 Startup Weekend Fairbanks winning startup


Friday November 15, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Venue 514 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701

5:00pm

H/Q: Alaska Startup Week - FBX
VENUE is the Fairbanks community headquarters for the 2019 Alaska Startup Week!

Stop in anytime during the hours listed below and see programming listings for Alaska Startup Week-FBX (11/15-24) on VENUE's dual monitors, and find special deals and startup resources in the Gallery nook.


AK Startup Week H/Q hours at VENUE:

Friday 8 AM – 10 PM (Kickoff Party + Fairbanks Startup Weekend)
Saturday 8 AM – 8 PM (Fairbanks Startup Weekend)
Sunday 8 AM –10 PM (Fairbanks Startup Weekend) 
Monday 8 AM – 4 PM ( 3-4 pm Q&A w/ Juliet Shepherd/FEDC)
Tuesday 8 AM – 4 PM (3-4 pm Q&A w/ Juliet Shepherd/FEDC)
Wednesday 8 AM – 8 PM (3-4 pm Q&A w/ Juliet Shepherd/FEDC)
Thursday 8 AM – 8 PM (Special program TBA)
Friday 8 AM – 8 PM (Special program TBA) 
Saturday 8 AM – 8 PM
Sunday 8 AM – 3 PM (Closing Party to follow @ LOC TBA)

There are many events included in Techstars Alaska Startup Week happening in Fairbanks, and statewide, November 15 - 24, 2019. For a current list of scheduled events go to https://alaska.startupweek.co/ 


Sponsors
avatar for Juliet Shepherd

Juliet Shepherd

Emerging Arctic & Technology Led Development Project Manager, Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation



Friday November 15, 2019 5:00pm - Sunday November 24, 2019 3:00pm
Venue 514 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701

5:30pm

AAC 2020: Go-To-Market Strategy - Meet in Anchorage
How do startups get their first few customers? The next 100? 1,000+?
Join this Alaska Startup Week webinar and find out!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/346462132
Meeting ID: 346 462 132
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,346462132# 

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The Alaska Angel Conference (AAC) is a group of investors who are investing in Alaska's tomorrow by investing in Alaska businesses today. The Workshop series, generally open to both Investors and Entrepreneurs, serves to both introduce investors AND Alaska businesses to Angel Investing, through webinars focused on what it takes to become an investible business.
The AAC increases the number of angel investors in our statewide startup ecosystem by pairing experienced angel investors with novice investors and leading them through a structured 12-week process of identifying, filtering, selecting, and managing a group angel investment. In the process, we help nurture the companies and mentor the founders who apply for funding and award a $100k+ investment into one of the startups that apply.
The 2020 Angel Conference schedule will break down how the investor group will work through the applications and ultimately arrive at an investment decision, which will be revealed at the final event which is on April 23rd, 2020 and is open to the public.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Noble

Meredith Noble

Entrepreneur In Training, SenecaWorks LLC
Howdy - I'm a 5th generation cattle rancher now living in Valdez. I teach people to be grant writers through an online program and most recently published a book on the topic of grant writing that reached #1 bestseller status for nonprofit fundraising and grants. I am a resource for... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
City Hall - Mayor's Conference Room 632 W 6th Avenue, Floor 8

6:00pm

Anchorage Startup Weekend
Startup Weekends is a 54-hour event designed to provide experiential education for creators, executors, and innovators. The weekend events are centered on action, innovation, and education. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through testing, business model development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekend culminates in Sunday night demos to a panel of potential investors and local entrepreneurs.  Participants are challenged with building functional startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks.

Sponsors
avatar for Ky Holland

Ky Holland

Technology Commercialization Officer, University of Alaska



Friday November 15, 2019 6:00pm - Sunday November 17, 2019 9:00pm
King Street CoLabs 7810 King Street, Anchorage, AK 99518

6:30pm

Fairbanks Startup Weekend @ Venue
Alaska Wilderness: Big ideas in 54 hoursDo you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “fairbanks@startupweekend.org”.

Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!

No talk, all action!

Speakers


Friday November 15, 2019 6:30pm - Sunday November 17, 2019 9:00pm
Venue 514 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701
 
Saturday, November 16
 

5:30pm

Seward On Tap - Networking + Beer
Starting a business takes a community. Designer, dentist, planner, provider or plumber (anyone!?) - we all need each other. Join the fun, grab a drink, and take some time to meet the local talent and build your network. Bring your business cards and the willingness to participate in ice-breaker bingo.
Raffle, snacks, prizes, valuable resources!
A Techstars Alaska Startup Week & Global Entrepreneur Week event.
Learn about more events at https://alaska.startupweek.co/#schedule

Saturday November 16, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Yukon Bar 201 4th Ave Seward, AK 99664
 
Sunday, November 17
 

2:00pm

You Canna Do It - Starting in the Cannabis Industry
Hear from local entrepreneurs and learn from their experiences starting in the cannabis industry. Fay Herold of Green Scene Tours and Tufted Puffin owner Randy Wells will give presentations, and a panel of local industry experts will be on hand for Q&A.

Come learn from local resources and build your business network. Snacks and light refreshments provided!

Sunday November 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Tufted Puffin 216 4th Ave. #2 Seward, AK 99664

3:00pm

Idea Launch
‘Idea Launch’ is one of the first sessions of Start-Up Week, and one of the first on our local ‘road map’ to building a business.  The road map starts with your idea!   The purpose of this inspirational session is to assist entrepreneurs explore and expand business ideas. 

Sunday November 17, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Addie Camp 43550 Whistle Hill Loop, Soldotna, AK 99669

5:00pm

Startup Weekend Pitches and Kick-off Party
A party! This will be the final pitches from the Startup Weekend and our Anchorage Startup Week kick off party!  The event is open to the public. Your purchase of food or drink helps us cover the cost of the space.  Your optional purchase of a ticket below helps of cover a bit more of the cost of the Startup Weekend and we'll have some food for you to enjoy with the Startup Weekend participants.  

Co-Facilitator
avatar for Bradley Pizzimenti

Bradley Pizzimenti

Founder, Gennaker Systems

Sponsors
avatar for Bradley Pizzimenti

Bradley Pizzimenti

Founder, Gennaker Systems
avatar for Ky Holland

Ky Holland

Technology Commercialization Officer, University of Alaska
avatar for Linda

Linda

Co-founder, VH Hydroponics


Sunday November 17, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Williwaw 609 F St, Anchorage, AK 99501
 
Monday, November 18
 

9:00am

Coffee with Investor Cameron Kramlich (Ask Me Anything)
Come have coffee with us and ask Cameron anything during the first day of Alaska Startup Week!!!

Investor and entrepreneur Cameron Kramlich has experience working with a venture capital firm designed to support entrepreneurs in non-typical industries + non-typical locations. For the past 15 years, he's been an investor in Three Bears and regularly visits Alaska. He's interested in startups, entrepreneurs, and Alaska: what a great combination for Alaska Startup Week! This will be an informal, Ask-Me-Anything event to get Alaska Startup Week off to a good start. Ask him about starting a business, acquiring investment, selling or exiting a venture.... etc

A few words from Cameron: "I love meeting other people supporting entrepreneurs. The value add I can bring them is my Silicon Valley + China network, and the possibility of attracting other investors. As an investor I'm usually more comfortable participating in venture capital funds and co-investing in their deals...but always open to opportunities."

Sponsors
avatar for Jacqueline Summers

Jacqueline Summers

UAA BEI Alaska PTAC, UAA/BEI - PTAC Program
It is great fun to hear about interesting business problems and the creative solutions being used to figure them out. I really enjoy people and am ready to talk to anyone at any time about pretty much anything.


Monday November 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
The Boardroom 721 Depot Drive, Anchorage, AK

10:00am

Business & Tech Development Advising Session 1
Calling all entrepreneurs and innovators!

During the Alaska Startup Week only, our Anchorage SBDC is offering no-cost consultations for your business and for your technology development needs. This is a great place to get help with your venture and take things to the next level.

Example of topics to discuss:
  • Funding commercialization of technology via SBIR Phase 0 or Phase 1
  • New ideas/perspectives on any business function (marketing, sales, operations, etc)
  • Startup idea conceptualization
  • Writing a business plan
  • Product/service beta testing
  • Scaling your business
  • Buying/selling a business
  • Finding mentors
  • and many others
Remember to sign up online, as walk-ins are sort of frowned upon like this :(

SIGN UP LINK: https://aksbdc.org/business-counseling/


Monday November 18, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
SBDC 43335 K-Beach rd ste 12

12:00pm

H/Q: Alaska Startup Week - FBX @ UAF : Q&A w/ Erik Talvi (Center ICE)
Come talk to a member of Fairbanks' Startup Week Team. Learn what is going on during the week. A team member will be available from 12 - 2 pm each day, Monday to Friday, to answer questions. Also, flyers for all the weeks events will be available as well as more on programs and initiatives in Fairbanks.



Speakers
avatar for Erik Talvi

Erik Talvi

Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship Manager, University of Alaska Fairbanks




Monday November 18, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Arctic Java at the UAF Wood Center 1731 S Chandalar, Fairbanks, AK 99709

1:00pm

AVTEC Maritime Department Open House & Industry Discussion
Join us at the AVTEC Maritime Department for an Alaska Startup Week Open House!
 
 Want to get started in the maritime industry? 
 
 Talk shop, education, licenses, certifications and more - get your questions answered from local industry business owners, alumni and staff. 
 
Participate in an Ice Navigation and Icebreaking demo in the ship simulator, and a hands-on firefighting exercise across the Bay at AVTEC's Marine Fire Training Center at SMIC.

1:00 PM - Department Open House & Industry Discussion

1:30 PM - Ice Navigation and Icebreaking in the Ship Simulator

2:00 PM - Marine Fire Training Center Firefighting Exercise & Tour at SMIC

Monday November 18, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
AVTEC Maritime Department - First Lake Campus 809 Second Ave, Seward, Alaska 99664

2:00pm

Hometown Alaska Live Interview with Kathleen McCoy "How They Built it"
Join this exciting interview during the Alaska Startup Week with 4 of Alaska's fascinating startups: Alaska's Best Shellfish - Brave Harbor Oysters, Baby Vend, Alpine Fit and Alaska Salt Co.! Tune in to Alaska Public Media on Monday, November 18 at 2pm as Kathleen McCoy discovers "How They Built It"

The show will air on KSKA 91.1FM from 2-3 live. A recording will air at 8pm.

Here’s what we want to know from these Alaska entrepreneurs:
Where did their idea come from? How did they start? Are they self-funded or have they attracted investors? Are they making money yet? Why are they sure this idea is the one? Who has helped them? What mistakes have they made, and what did they learn from them?

Additional interview info on KSKA Alaska Public Media 91.1 FM

Sponsors
KM

Kathleen McCoy

Host of Hometown Alaska, Alaska Public Media
Hi! I host a community radio program anchored in Southcentral, but with statewide scope. I have an ongoing interest in new businesses and developments in Alaska. Periodically I see a radio program in these events and personalities.



Monday November 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm

2:00pm

Starting A Business workshop
With Cliff Cochran
Preregister at aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/7342

Monday November 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
SBDC 43335 K-Beach rd ste 12

3:00pm

H/Q: Alaska Startup Week - FBX - Q&A w/ Juliet Shepherd (FEDC)
Got questions? Get answers!
Stop in VENUE between 3-4 pm today through Wednesday and speak with Juliet Shepherd from FEDC.
Or, stop in anytime during the hours listed below and see programming listings for Alaska Startup Week-FBX (11/15-24) on VENUE's dual monitors, and find special deals and startup resources in the Gallery nook.

VENUE is the Fairbanks community headquarters for the 2019 Alaska Startup Week!
AK Startup Week H/Q hours at VENUE:

Friday 8 AM – 10 PM (Kickoff Party + Fairbanks Startup Weekend)
Saturday 8 AM – 8 PM (Fairbanks Startup Weekend)
Sunday 8 AM –10 PM (Fairbanks Startup Weekend)
Monday 8 AM – 4 PM ( 3-4 pm Q&A w/ Juliet Shepherd/FEDC)
Tuesday 8 AM – 4 PM (3-4 pm Q&A w/ Juliet Shepherd/FEDC)
Wednesday 8 AM – 8 PM (3-4 pm Q&A w/ Juliet Shepherd/FEDC)
Thursday 8 AM – 8 PM (Special program TBA)
Friday 8 AM – 8 PM (Special program TBA)
Saturday 8 AM – 8 PM
Sunday 8 AM – 3 PM (Closing Party to follow @ LOC TBA)

There are many events included in Techstars Alaska Startup Week happening in Fairbanks, and statewide, November 15 - 24, 2019. For a current list of scheduled events go to https://alaska.startupweek.co/

Speakers
avatar for Juliet Shepherd

Juliet Shepherd

Emerging Arctic & Technology Led Development Project Manager, Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation



Monday November 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue 514 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701

4:00pm

Business & Brews | Meet & Greet Kickoff
A chance for budding entrepreneurs to meet with our successful Kodiak small business owners. Network, share ideas, discuss secrets to success, and helpful tips with those who have the experience of developing their own business.

Monday November 18, 2019 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Kodiak Island Brewing Company 117 Lower Mill Bay Road, Kodiak, Alaska

5:00pm

Foodpreneur Meet-up
What: Making time to network and learn about food business resources in your community can be a drag. This event can help with that! Support a local beverage business and enjoy this networking opportunity.
Does the thought of networking make you squirm? That's ok! We'll have passive (read: non-verbal) ways to share "resources you have to offer" and "resources you're seeking"
Snacks provided, beverages for purchase.
Who: Networking sponsored by the Food Research, Enterprise, and Sustainability Hub (FRESH) - freshnorth.org
Space generously provided by Resolution Brewing Company


Sponsors
avatar for Rachael Miller

Rachael Miller

Associate Professor of Business, Alaska Pacific University
Very excited to connect with Alaska's growing entrepreneurial community! Background in food systems, small business development, and social enterprise.


Monday November 18, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Resolution Brewing Company 3024 Mountain View Dr, Anchorage, AK 99501

5:00pm

OneTree Alaska Open House
What is OneTree?
OneTree Alaska uses an integrated STEM to STEAM approach (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math + Art) to engage students of all ages in tree-inspired projects that encourage scientific inquiry, stewardship, craftsmanship, and creativity.

OneTree is starting a birch sap revolution! Come see the OneTree STEAM Studio and their collaborators, Royal Brew Kombucha and Tundra Tonics, in their co-working space on campus at the Lola Tilley Commons.
Learn how OneTree is shaping this new industry in Alaska, about what each team is working on, and get to taste some of their products. (Yum!)

DIRECTIONS

OneTree Alaska STEAM Studio, 1850 Tanana Loop (Lola Tilly Commons Suite 230), Fairbanks, AK 99775






Speakers
avatar for Homyna Curiel

Homyna Curiel

Owner, Tundra Tonics
avatar for Maria Sanders/Seva Romanov

Maria Sanders/Seva Romanov

Co-owners, Royal Brew Kombucha
avatar for Jan Dawe

Jan Dawe

Director, OneTree Alaska




Monday November 18, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
OneTree Alaska STEAM Studio 1850 Tanana Loop (Lola Tilly Commons Suite 230), Fairbanks, AK 99775

6:00pm

Anchorage Maker Space Open House
We have Open House every Monday from 6-8pm. This is a great time to check out the Makerspace and talk to members. If you can’t make it to open house, you can attend an upcoming event or contact us via Facebook or email to set up another time to stop by


Monday November 18, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Anchorage Maker Space 1406 W 33rd Ave, Ste F Anchorage, Alaska

7:00pm

Solving Wicked Problems -Ice Cream Social
Solving Wicked Problems. This is an interactive ice cream social. We'll be learning how to look for
opportunities in solving the toughest problems tied to the health industry.

Speakers
JC

Jake Carpenter

Health Tie

Sponsors

Monday November 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Coppa 917 Glacier Ave #102, Juneau, AK

7:00pm

Jump into start up week
Kenai Young Professionals (KYP) will host an "Adults Only" night at Jumpin' Junction to "jump" into Startup Week!  Join us from 7-9pm as we have full use of the building--bouncy things, velcro wall, mini-golf and even the new Virtual Reality System.  Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to join us, even if you're not a "young" professional.  Cost is $20/person, payable via credit card here:  (place holder for link from Johna) or cash in person for the event. You will need socks to bounce and athletic shoes to do the VR. You can BYOB as well. Thanks to Modulus Technology for co-sponsoring this event.

Monday November 18, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Jumpin Junction 42115 Kalifornsky Beach Rd Soldonta, Ak 99669
 
Tuesday, November 19
 

10:00am

Statewide - Ocean Tuesday Webinar - Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers
Featuring Craig Morris, PhD of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers -   Ocean Tuesday is a weekly webinar that offers key players in the blue economy a platform to discuss their ideas, industries, and challenges. Started in 2017 at our Startup Week, Ocean Tuesday took off quickly, and now has more than 80 speakers in its alumni base. Ocean Tuesday is open to anyone in the public and represents our most community-focused, public-oriented program.  Visit https://www.alaskaoceancluster.com/engage/ocean-tuesday/ for a link to the Zoom session and recordings and past presentations. 

Sponsors
CR

Casey Rangel

Alaska Ocean Cluster



Tuesday November 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/ Check for meeting ID Zoom.com Online Meeting - Check meeting info for video and audio dial in options

10:00am

Business & Tech Development Advising Session 2
Calling all entrepreneurs and innovators!

During the Alaska Startup Week only, our Anchorage SBDC is offering no-cost consultations for your business and for your technology development needs. This is a great place to get help with your venture and take things to the next level.

Example of topics to discuss:
  • Funding commercialization of technology via SBIR Phase 0 or Phase 1
  • New ideas/perspectives on any business function (marketing, sales, operations, etc)
  • Startup idea conceptualization
  • Writing a business plan
  • Product/service beta testing
  • Scaling your business
  • Buying/selling a business
  • Finding mentors
  • and many others
Remember to sign up online, as walk-ins are sort of frowned upon like this :(

SIGN UP LINK: https://aksbdc.org/business-counseling/


Tuesday November 19, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
SBDC 43335 K-Beach rd ste 12

11:00am

Business Plans 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a workshop on writing a business plan including easy first steps, plan examples, and free resources. Also includes, networking opportunities and free snacks. No Registration Needed. 


Tuesday November 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
UAA/APU Consortium Library- LIB 307 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508

12:00pm

Communicating Effectively

“Soldotna Speakers presents a lunch hour for Communicating Effectively presented in the upstairs conference room at Soldotna PCHS at noon.  This hour long session allows anyone interested in expanding their public presentation skills or developing effective communication tools.  Public presentations are not just about presenter, so consider coming to learn the skills of being an effective member of the audience.   If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie at Stephanie.lambe@akcpas.com or 907-398-3868.”

Tuesday November 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Upstairs Confrence room at PCHS 230 E Marydale Dr Soldotna, Ak 99669

12:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn | Setting up and Etsy Shop
Looking to sell your products globally? Heather Corriere from Kodiak College explains the ins and outs of setting up shop on Etsy! Bring your lunch and be ready to learn!

Tuesday November 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kodiak College

12:00pm

H/Q: Alaska Startup Week - FBX @ UAF : Q&A w/Jan Dawe (One Tree)
Come talk to a member of Fairbanks' Startup Week Team. Learn what is going on during the week. A team member will be available from 12 - 2 pm each day, Monday to Friday, to answer questions. Also, flyers for all the weeks events will be available as well as more on programs and initiatives in Fairbanks.



Speakers
avatar for Jan Dawe

Jan Dawe

Director, OneTree Alaska




Tuesday November 19, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Arctic Java at the UAF Wood Center 1731 S Chandalar, Fairbanks, AK 99709

1:00pm

Keeping Business Sustainable
Limited Capacity seats available

Would you want to help your business thrive and serve your community?  Join us to incorporate the triple bottom line into your small business, which is a tool to ensure you are serving your people, gaining profit, and helping the planet.

No registration needed.


Tuesday November 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
UAA/APU Consortium Library- LIB 307 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508

1:00pm

Overcoming Investor Objections Live Webinar with Fidelity Equity Partners
Are you ready for investor objections?

Join us for this live webinar with Izzy Lozada - a managing partner at Fidelity Equity Partners. A Colorado-based firm, Fidelity Equity now has 176 satisfied clients and over $76,000,000 in deal-making. They've helped entrepreneurs buy and sell their businesses and acquire growth capital. Their motto: Bringing Wallstreet to Mainstreet.

Sign up here: https://events.genndi.com/register/818720503324737777/29cccb0946

What will be covering:
  • 3 Most Common Objections From Investors
  • How to Prepare For Investor Meetings
  • Where Most New Entrepreneurs "GET IT WRONG
  • Live Q&A - get your juicy questions ready and take advantage of Izzy's wealth of experience 

Fidelity Equity Partners, LLC is the result of an amazing relationship between the managing partners Izzy Lozada and Chad Davidson, who both come armed with experience from Wall Street/Venture Capital to CFO management and business consulting.

Izzy's and Chad's philosophy:
Our vision is a commitment to excellence in all that we do and a sole focus on the entrepreneur's success. Our aim is to assist entrepreneurs in buying, selling and growing their business, by taking the mystery out of the process and guiding them along the way.

Speakers
IL

Izzy Lozada

Managing partner, Fidelity Equity Partners

Sponsors
avatar for Linda

Linda

Co-founder, VH Hydroponics



Tuesday November 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm

3:00pm

H/Q: Alaska Startup Week - FBX - Q&A w/ Juliet Shepherd (FEDC)

Got questions? Get answers!
Stop in VENUE between 3-4 pm today through Wednesday and speak with Juliet Shepherd from FEDC.
Or, stop in anytime during the hours listed below and see programming listings for Alaska Startup Week-FBX (11/15-24) on VENUE's dual monitors, and find special deals and startup resources in the Gallery nook.

VENUE is the Fairbanks community headquarters for the 2019 Alaska Startup Week!
AK Startup Week H/Q hours at VENUE:

Friday 8 AM – 10 PM (Kickoff Party + Fairbanks Startup Weekend)
Saturday 8 AM – 8 PM (Fairbanks Startup Weekend)
Sunday 8 AM –10 PM (Fairbanks Startup Weekend)
Monday 8 AM – 4 PM ( 3-4 pm Q&A w/ Juliet Shepherd/FEDC)
Tuesday 8 AM – 4 PM (3-4 pm Q&A w/ Juliet Shepherd/FEDC)
Wednesday 8 AM – 8 PM (3-4 pm Q&A w/ Juliet Shepherd/FEDC)
Thursday 8 AM – 8 PM (Special program TBA)
Friday 8 AM – 8 PM (Special program TBA)
Saturday 8 AM – 8 PM
Sunday 8 AM – 3 PM (Closing Party to follow @ LOC TBA)

There are many events included in Techstars Alaska Startup Week happening in Fairbanks, and statewide, November 15 - 24, 2019. For a current list of scheduled events go to https://alaska.startupweek.co/

Speakers
avatar for Juliet Shepherd

Juliet Shepherd

Emerging Arctic & Technology Led Development Project Manager, Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation



Tuesday November 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue 514 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701

5:00pm

Nook Tank - Design Thinking and Pitch Contest
Come pitch with us.

Food will be provided. Lets ideate together. Interact with UAF Alumni, Alaskan Innovators, and the next generation of entrepreneurs in a fun setting.

The UAF Engineering and Honors College Learning Living Communities (LLC) are hosting a Design Thinking, Ideation, and Pitching event from 5 - 7 pm at the Hess Rec (Moore-Bartlett-Skarland Complex) at UAF.

Teams will form around a specific Arctic topic and develop a product/project/prototype solution. At the end of the event, they will pitch their idea to a group of judges.This event is being supported by UAF's School of Management, Alumni Association, and Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization.

 

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Hirsch

Alexander Hirsch

Director, Honors College, University of Alaska Fairbanks
avatar for Peter Webley

Peter Webley

Faculty Ambassador, OIPC, University of Alaska Fairbanks
My research interests include volcanic ash cloud modeling, use of unmanned aircraft systems for geoscience applications, connecting emergency managers with real-time remote sensing data, developing decision support tools, real-time monitoring of volcanic activity, and remote sensing... Read More →
avatar for William Schnabel

William Schnabel

Dean of the College of Engineering and Mines, University of Alaska Fairbanks




Tuesday November 19, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hess Rec, MBS Complex 1872 Yukon Drive, UAF

5:30pm

Juneau Entrepreneur Meetup - Prototype Workshop @ Juneau Makerspace
Come learn from other entrepreneurs about their prototype and/or manufacturing journeys, tour the Juneau Makerspace, and learn how to use a business model canvas!

$5 donation at the door. Sandwiches provided. 


Tuesday November 19, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Juneau Makerspace, 3915 N. Douglas Highway

6:00pm

Policy with a Pint
City of Kenai policy with a pint event at mainsteet tap and grill

Policy with a Pint
(buy your own pint of your favorite beverage while we discuss City policy)
Tue. Nov. 19, 2019, 6-8pm
Main Street Tap & Grill, Kenai
What Government Policies Encourage a Thriving Business Community?
Please join City of Kenai staff for a facilitated discussion of how the City of Kenai can support entrepreneurs and businesses.

Tuesday November 19, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mainstreet Tap and Grill 10800 spur hwy kenai, ak 99611

6:00pm

Movie Screening | Something Ventured
Limited Capacity seats available

As part of Alaska Startup Week for entrepreneurs, hosted by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, the Library will be screening "Something Ventured".




Something Ventured is a 2011 documentary film investigating the emergence of American venture capitalism in the mid-20th century. Something Ventured follows the stories of the venture capitalists who worked with entrepreneurs to start and build companies like Apple, Intel, Genentech, Cisco, Atari, Tandem, and others.




Everyone is invited, but entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged to attend this and all events during Startup Week!


Tuesday November 19, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kodiak Public Library 612 Egan Way, Kodiak, Alaska

6:30pm

The State of the Real Estate Address for Investors
Should you invest in real estate? 
Fortify your decision making with a data-driven presentation by a highly experienced team at Real Property Management Last Frontier. Erik Boltman will be presenting data on the shifting economic winds as it directly relates to rental property in Anchorage. The team will also bring reports from various state departments and economic directors to assist you in your adventures of investing in real estate.

Bonus - the post-presentation networking opportunities will be bountiful. Get connected to veterans in real estate investment and property management, because after all, real estate investment is a great way to diversify your investment portfolio.


Speakers - Erik Boltman & Kassandra Taggart
Cost: Free

Event links: 
Facebook
Landlord Almanac 

Speakers
avatar for Kassandra Taggart

Kassandra Taggart

Broker, Real Property Management Last Frontier
Landlords, Rentals, Creating Events, Startup with no marketing dollars
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Erik Boltman

Founder, Real Property Management Last Frontier

Sponsors
avatar for Linda

Linda

Co-founder, VH Hydroponics


Tuesday November 19, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Megan Room 6591 A Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99518

6:30pm

Capital Cravings: Small Biz Board Game, Ice Cream & Networking
Small manufacturer/business networking event

Come for Small Business Board Game night and enjoy 4 new tea infused ice-cream flavors resulting from a de-lish collabor-ate-i-yum between Fairbanks' finest local manufacturers Hot Licks + Sipping Streams ... while meeting and mingling with other startup ecosystem folks. What more could you want in one night?!!


Co-Facilitator
avatar for Jenny Tse

Jenny Tse

Owner/Manufacturer, Sipping Streams Tea Company

Sponsors
JC

Jenn Chote

Owner/Manufacturer, Hot Licks Ice Cream




Tuesday November 19, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Sipping Streams Tea Company 374 Old Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709
 
Wednesday, November 20
 

8:00am

Mentoring Webcast Interview with Global Entrepreneur: Scott Stimson
Scott Stimson, International Entrepreneur. Owner International Computer Solutions and partner in Anchorage Walkabout Town Bed & Breakfast.  Join our zoom conversation with Scott Stimson, an Alaskan born entrepreneur who has built an international lifestyle building businesses in both San Carlos, Sonora Mexico and Anchorage, Alaska. Scott will share his unique journey, offer insight into the differences he faces operating businesses in different countries, and share his renegade spirit that continues to drive his career. He will be answering questions submitted by King Tech High School Entrepreneurship students.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 609 330 732
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Co-Facilitator
avatar for Jacqueline Summers

Jacqueline Summers

UAA BEI Alaska PTAC, UAA/BEI - PTAC Program
It is great fun to hear about interesting business problems and the creative solutions being used to figure them out. I really enjoy people and am ready to talk to anyone at any time about pretty much anything.

Wednesday November 20, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am

9:00am

1 Million Cups
Join us for the 1 Million Cups weekly entrepreneur pitch meet-up! Free coffee and great networking.

We meet every Wednesday at Writer's Block Cafe & Bookstore. See you there!

https://www.1millioncups.com/anchorage



Wednesday November 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
The Writer's Block - Cafe and Bookstore 3956 Spenard Rd ANCHORAGE, AK 99517

10:00am

Business & Tech Development Advising Session 3
Calling all entrepreneurs and innovators!

During the Alaska Startup Week only, our Anchorage SBDC is offering no-cost consultations for your business and for your technology development needs. This is a great place to get help with your venture and take things to the next level.

Example of topics to discuss:
  • Funding commercialization of technology via SBIR Phase 0 or Phase 1
  • New ideas/perspectives on any business function (marketing, sales, operations, etc)
  • Startup idea conceptualization
  • Writing a business plan
  • Product/service beta testing
  • Scaling your business
  • Buying/selling a business
  • Finding mentors
  • and many others
Remember to sign up online, as walk-ins are sort of frowned upon like this :(

SIGN UP LINK: https://aksbdc.org/business-counseling/


Wednesday November 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
SBDC 43335 K-Beach rd ste 12

11:00am

What is a Virtual Assistant? Coffee Chat Session 1
Are you looking to get some admin help with your business?

The goal of this morning coffee chat is to bring awareness to the start-up community and explore a specific type of non-traditional administrative support available to everyone regardless of their geographic location. Working with a virtual assistant could be a more cost-effective way to have effective and functional administrative support for entrepreneurs that can't afford employees. But is this move the right one for you? This is a relaxed coffee chat with a focus on information gathering in a fun atmosphere!

What we'll cover:
  • What is a virtual assistant?
  • The type of virtual assistants
  • What do they do?
  • How to start working with a virtual assistant?
FB event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2369972956548010/

Speakers
avatar for Megan Sawtelle

Megan Sawtelle

Founder, AK Lean Virtual Assistance
Hi! I'm Megan, founder and CEO of AK Lean Virtual Assistance. I'm passionate about helping businesses succeed by providing administrative support so they can refocus their efforts towards their mission, rather than focusing their time on back-end paperwork.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
The Boardroom 721 Depot Drive, Anchorage, AK

11:30am

$10 Buck Lunch: Cynosure + A Crepe Crew
We’re back! This quarterly event is for startups, investors, ecosystem builders, sponsors and those looking to engage in our community. Join us for the delish stylings of A Crepe Crew at Cynosure Brewing and the many local beverages from Cynosure Brewing.

It’s just $10, so come have lunch! Sponsored by Alaska Investor Network and hosted by 49SAF.

Get your tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4437929

Wednesday November 20, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Cynosure Brewing

12:00pm

Chamber Luncheon
Join us for a chamber luncheon 

Wednesday November 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center 11471 Kenai Spur Hwy Kenai, Ak 99611

12:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn | Starting a Business (Pre-recorded webinar)
Are you thinking about starting your own business? This workshop was built for you! The Small Business Development Center course will cover basic issues faced when starting a small business such as business licensing, legal forms of business, business record-keeping, hiring employees, business planning and access to financing. Let the SBDC help guide you through the process of starting a small business. Bring your lunch and be ready to learn!

Wednesday November 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kodiak Chamber of Commerce 100 E. Marine Way, Ste 300, Kodiak, Alaska

12:00pm

Employee vs. Independent Contractor - SBDC Webinar
Join SBDC for a comprehensive workshop clarifying the classification of workers as either employees or independent contractors. Recently the IRS has focused more resources on payroll tax audits for worker misclassification. This seminar familiarizes employers with the factors which determine whether a new hire is an employee or independent contractor.

First 10 people get it for free using this code: 2019Startup

Learning objectives are:
  • Clarify the classification of workers as employees or independent contractors
  • Identify factors to determine worker classification
  • Recognize employer responsibilities with employees and independent contractors
If you're in Anchorage and joining us in person, feel free to bring your brown bag lunch.

Sign up here: https://aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/signup/7358 First 10 people get it for free using this code: 2019Startup

This class is presented via live webinar (presented long distance) but will be hosted in the Anchorage Center if you'd prefer to join in a classroom setting. The presentation generally only goes 60-75 minutes, but we allow the extra time for Q/A.

Instructions:
This workshop requires pre-registration and pre-payment. You can make the payment online with a credit card or in person at our office in the full amount via check or cash. We are unable to accept credit cards in person. Your space is not reserved until payment is received.

If you wish to join the class via webinar call-in (requires an internet connection and a phone line) please reply to the registration confirmation email you receive and let us know you prefer to join via webinar. Then we will send you the webinar log-in information.

What others have said about this new class:
"Thanks for arranging and offering the webinar. I am now 100% confident that I am correctly classifying workers as independent contractors."


POINT OF CONTACT:

Victoria (907) 786-7201
LOCATION:1901 Bragaw St., Ste. 199, Anchorage AK 99508-3471


SBDC class link: https://aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/7358

Sponsors
VH

Victoria Hofmann

AK SBDC Statewide Workshop Coordinator, SBDC


Wednesday November 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm

12:00pm

H/Q: Alaska Startup Week - FBX @ UAF : Q&A w/ Erik Talvi (Center ICE)
Come talk to a member of Fairbanks' Startup Week Team. Learn what is going on during the week. A team member will be available from 12 - 2 pm each day, Monday to Friday, to answer questions. Also, flyers for all the weeks events will be available as well as more on programs and initiatives in Fairbanks.



Speakers
avatar for Erik Talvi

Erik Talvi

Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship Manager, University of Alaska Fairbanks




Wednesday November 20, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Arctic Java at the UAF Wood Center 1731 S Chandalar, Fairbanks, AK 99709

3:00pm

H/Q: Alaska Startup Week - FBX - Q&A w/ Juliet Shepherd (FEDC)
Got questions? Get answers!
Stop in VENUE between 3-4 pm today through Wednesday and speak with Juliet Shepherd from FEDC.
Or, stop in anytime during the hours listed below and see programming listings for Alaska Startup Week-FBX (11/15-24) on VENUE's dual monitors, and find special deals and startup resources in the Gallery nook.

VENUE is the Fairbanks community headquarters for the 2019 Alaska Startup Week!
AK Startup Week H/Q hours at VENUE:

Friday 8 AM – 10 PM (Kickoff Party + Fairbanks Startup Weekend)
Saturday 8 AM – 8 PM (Fairbanks Startup Weekend)
Sunday 8 AM –10 PM (Fairbanks Startup Weekend)
Monday 8 AM – 4 PM ( 3-4 pm Q&A w/ Juliet Shepherd/FEDC)
Tuesday 8 AM – 4 PM (3-4 pm Q&A w/ Juliet Shepherd/FEDC)
Wednesday 8 AM – 8 PM (3-4 pm Q&A w/ Juliet Shepherd/FEDC)
Thursday 8 AM – 8 PM (Special program TBA)
Friday 8 AM – 8 PM (Special program TBA)
Saturday 8 AM – 8 PM
Sunday 8 AM – 3 PM (Closing Party to follow @ LOC TBA)

There are many events included in Techstars Alaska Startup Week happening in Fairbanks, and statewide, November 15 - 24, 2019. For a current list of scheduled events go to https://alaska.startupweek.co/

Speakers
avatar for Juliet Shepherd

Juliet Shepherd

Emerging Arctic & Technology Led Development Project Manager, Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation



Wednesday November 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue 514 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701

3:30pm

Outdoor Apparel Manufacturing Open House @ Alpine Fit
Visit local apparel manufacturing start-up Alpine Fit in their studio/workshop/manufacturing space here in Anchorage. Alpine Fit is designing and manufacturing base layers and other outdoor apparel in technical fabrics and seam constructions right here in their own sewn product manufacturing space. Come visit the space, check out industrial sewing equipment of all sorts, browse the collection and talk to the people proudly working on outdoor apparel products Made in Alaska.

Facebook Event Link https://www.facebook.com/events/575821656499910/

Also open Friday Nov 22 from 11:30am-2pm



Exhibitors
avatar for Jennifer Loofbourrow

Jennifer Loofbourrow

Founder & Owner, Alpine Fit
Founder and owner at Alpine Fit - Anchorage, Alaska based outdoor apparel sewn product manufacturing startup.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Alpine Fit 700 W 41st Ave, Ste B Anchorage, AK 99503

4:00pm

What is a Virtual Assistant? Coffee Chat Session 2
Are you looking to get some admin help with your business?

The goal of this evening coffee chat is to bring awareness to the start-up community and explore a specific type of non-traditional administrative support available to everyone regardless of their geographic location. Working with a virtual assistant could be a more cost-effective way to have effective and functional administrative support for entrepreneurs that can't afford employees. But is this move the right one for you? This is a relaxed coffee chat with a focus on information gathering in a fun atmosphere!

What we'll cover:
  • What is a virtual assistant?
  • The type of virtual assistants
  • What do they do?
  • How to start working with a virtual assistant?
FB event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/385787285709909/

Speakers
avatar for Megan Sawtelle

Megan Sawtelle

Founder, AK Lean Virtual Assistance
Hi! I'm Megan, founder and CEO of AK Lean Virtual Assistance. I'm passionate about helping businesses succeed by providing administrative support so they can refocus their efforts towards their mission, rather than focusing their time on back-end paperwork.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Boardroom 721 Depot Drive, Anchorage, AK

4:30pm

Girls Who Code: Club Sneak Peek
Curious what Girls Who Code is all about? Come see how a Girls Who Code club is run, Wednesday 11/20 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Ask questions and/or sign up to be a co-facilitator for the North Pole or Noel Wien Library clubs!
Also, mark your calendar to come for Graduation Nights – December 18 @ Noel Wien & December 19 @ North Pole, time tbd.
For more information, contact: Christine Osciak, 459-1107, christine.osciak@fnsb.us 

Co-Facilitator
CO

Christine Osciak

MLIS, Young Adult Librarian, Noel Wien LIbrary

Sponsors
CO

Christine Osciak

MLIS, Young Adult Librarian, Noel Wien LIbrary
avatar for Juliet Shepherd

Juliet Shepherd

Emerging Arctic & Technology Led Development Project Manager, Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation
avatar for Laura Lundell

Laura Lundell

Co-Facilitator
MC

Mary Choe

Co-Facilitator




Wednesday November 20, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Noel Wien Library Auditorium 1215 Cowles Street Fairbanks, AK 99701

5:00pm

Social Entrepreneurship: Passion, Purpose, and Profits
Live Your Passion: A Discussion on Doing Good While Making Good Money

Ever been told you have to give up your passion to succeed or make money? Shawn Idom, a social entrepreneur and owner of Hair Science Barbershop and Barber School, proves this wrong by incorporating community initiatives into his business model. Hear how he manages to follow his passion and run a thriving business focused on his passions of barbering, community, and teaching.

Live Your Passion, You May Just Inspire Others to Live Theirs. 

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Idom

Shawn Idom

Barbershop and Barber School Owner, Instructor, Barber, and co-founder of Operation R3born, Hair Science Barbershop and Barber School
Merging business and community to help build a stronger and more connected society.

Sponsors
avatar for Linda

Linda

Co-founder, VH Hydroponics


Wednesday November 20, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hair Science Barbershop and Barber School 203 W 15th Ave Ste 108 Anchorage, AK 99501

5:00pm

Cannabis for Dummies
See flyer

Located in the old Kelsi's Kloset next to East Rip-




Everything you need to know about the legal cannabis marketplace.

You're invited to learn all about the cannabis industry in Alaska. Everything from seed to sale.




Wednesday November 20, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
East Rip 10767 Kenai Spur Hwy Space D, Kenai, AK 99611

5:30pm

Go-To-Market Strategy for Startups - FBX Live Hosted Meetup
The Alaska Angel Conference (AAC) is a group of investors who are investing in Alaska's tomorrow by investing in Alaska businesses today. The Workshop series, generally open to both Investors and Entrepreneurs, serves to both introduce investors AND Alaska businesses to Angel Investing, through webinars focused on what it takes to become an investible business.
The AAC increases the number of angel investors in our statewide startup ecosystem by pairing experienced angel investors with novice investors and leading them through a structured 12-week process of identifying, filtering, selecting, and managing a group angel investment. In the process, we help nurture the companies and mentor the founders who apply for funding and award a $100k+ investment into one of the startups that apply.
The 2020 Angel Conference schedule will break down how the investor group will work through the applications and ultimately arrive at an investment decision, which will be revealed at the final event which is on April 23rd, 2020 and is open to the public.

Speakers
avatar for Erik Talvi

Erik Talvi

Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship Manager, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Sponsors
RW

Robinson & Ward

Paul RobinsonCPA, CGMA Paul Robinson is a CPA, the co-owner of Robinson & Ward, PC and a Charter Global Management Accountant. For the past 30 years, Paul has been an adjunct faculty member for University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College. Paul is currently on the... Read More →




Wednesday November 20, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Alaska Center ICE 1764 Tanana Loop Suite, #424, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks

5:30pm

AAC 2020: Go-To-Market Strategy for Startups - Statewide Webinar
How do startups get their first few customers? The next 100? 1,000+?
Join this Alaska Startup Week webinar and find out!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/346462132
Meeting ID: 346 462 132
One tap mobile
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The Alaska Angel Conference (AAC) is a group of investors who are investing in Alaska's tomorrow by investing in Alaska businesses today. The Workshop series, generally open to both Investors and Entrepreneurs, serves to both introduce investors AND Alaska businesses to Angel Investing, through webinars focused on what it takes to become an investible business.
The AAC increases the number of angel investors in our statewide startup ecosystem by pairing experienced angel investors with novice investors and leading them through a structured 12-week process of identifying, filtering, selecting, and managing a group angel investment. In the process, we help nurture the companies and mentor the founders who apply for funding and award a $100k+ investment into one of the startups that apply.
The 2020 Angel Conference schedule will break down how the investor group will work through the applications and ultimately arrive at an investment decision, which will be revealed at the final event which is on April 23rd, 2020 and is open to the public.

Sponsors
EL

Erin Laughlin

Juneau Economic Development Corp


Wednesday November 20, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/ Check for meeting ID Zoom.com Online Meeting - Check meeting info for video and audio dial in options

5:30pm

AAC 2020: Go-To-Market Strategy - LIVE with Speaker Meredith Noble in Valdez
How do startups get their first few customers? The next 100? 1,000+?
Join this Alaska Startup Week webinar to hear from best-selling author Meredith Noble to learn how she successfully launched her book and successful startup from Valdez, AK!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/346462132
Meeting ID: 346 462 132
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,346462132#

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The Alaska Angel Conference (AAC) is a group of investors who are investing in Alaska's tomorrow by investing in Alaska businesses today. The Workshop series, generally open to both Investors and Entrepreneurs, serves to both introduce investors AND Alaska businesses to Angel Investing, through webinars focused on what it takes to become an investible business.
The AAC increases the number of angel investors in our statewide startup ecosystem by pairing experienced angel investors with novice investors and leading them through a structured 12-week process of identifying, filtering, selecting, and managing a group angel investment. In the process, we help nurture the companies and mentor the founders who apply for funding and award a $100k+ investment into one of the startups that apply.
The 2020 Angel Conference schedule will break down how the investor group will work through the applications and ultimately arrive at an investment decision, which will be revealed at the final event which is on April 23rd, 2020 and is open to the public.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Noble

Meredith Noble

Entrepreneur In Training, SenecaWorks LLC
Howdy - I'm a 5th generation cattle rancher now living in Valdez. I teach people to be grant writers through an online program and most recently published a book on the topic of grant writing that reached #1 bestseller status for nonprofit fundraising and grants. I am a resource for... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Prince William Sound College 303 Lowe St, Valdez, AK 99686

6:00pm

Potential Investments in Alaska & Norway Panel
Alaska and Norway share many characteristics including their access to resources and potential for development. Come join us for a thought-provoking panel to discuss these opportunities for investment in Alaska and Norway and get the chance to ask questions to our panelists who have extensive experience in Arctic development.

Tickets online at https://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/more-than-ice-alaska-norway/ 


Wednesday November 20, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
49th State Brewing Company 717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

6:30pm

Set up Shop's Startup Week Launch Spotlight
Please join Anchorage Community Land Trust (ACLT) and Set Up Shop in celebrating Alaska Startup Week by featuring pitches from Set Up Shop entrepreneurs preparing to launch!

Set Up Shop provides training, business assistance, lending, and real estate support to entrepreneurs in low-income and minority communities. We will be hearing from several Set Up Shop graduates about their up and coming launches, with a chance for attendees to ask questions, engage, and provide resources.

Catering & beverages will be provided by Set Up Shop entrepreneurs. This event is generously sponsored by Alaska Growth Capital.

Alaska Startup Week 2019 is a full week of events across the state celebrating and recognizing entrepreneurs. Check out the full schedule of events online at: https://alaska.startupweek.co/


Wednesday November 20, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Anchorage Community Land Trust, 3701 Mountain View Drive, Anchorage

6:30pm

Lecture/Webinar: Jessica A. Schnabel, Banking on Women at IFC, World Bank Group
Jessica is more than just a banker, she leads a global team that invests in and provides advisory expertise to commercial banks in developing countries. This helps them profitably finance women-owned businesses and provide the skills, technology and services to help them grow. She will discuss the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank Group, and specifically their Banking on Women initiative, including global trends, success stories, lessons learned and questions.

Zoom meeting: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/438260226 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica A. Schnabel

Jessica A. Schnabel

Global Head, Banking on Women business at IFC - International Finance Corporation




Wednesday November 20, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Schaible auditorium 1790 Tanana Loop, University of Alaska Fairbanks

6:30pm

Lecture/Webinar: Jessica A. Schnabel, Banking on Women at IFC, World Bank Group
Jessica is more than just a banker, she leads a global team that invests in and provides advisory expertise to commercial banks in developing countries. This helps them profitably finance women-owned businesses and provide the skills, technology and services to help them grow. She will discuss the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank Group, and specifically their Banking on Women initiative, including global trends, success stories, lessons learned and questions.

Zoom meeting: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/438260226


Speakers
avatar for Jessica A. Schnabel

Jessica A. Schnabel

Global Head, Banking on Women business at IFC - International Finance Corporation



Wednesday November 20, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Schaible auditorium 1790 Tanana Loop, University of Alaska Fairbanks
 
Thursday, November 21
 

9:30am

Norway/Alaska Business Roundtable Discussion
Join us for a series of events on Alaska & Norway!

Business Roundtable Discussion (Nov 21, 9:30AM-11AM): Join Alaska World Affairs Council, The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, and World Trade Center Anchorage for a business roundtable discussion on investments and infrastructure in the arctic. Keynote by Terje Stæbek, Nordland County: Nordland – A Natural Green Resource Driven Economy. Welcome by Frode Mellemvik, High North Center for Business and Governance. Moderated by Andreas Raspotnik, High North Center for Business and Governance.

Registration is open for each event on our website: https://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/
(separate registration for each event required, come to one or come to all!)

Thursday November 21, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
Anchorage Chamber of Commerce 1016 W 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

10:00am

Business & Tech Development Advising Session 4 - LAST ONE.
Calling all entrepreneurs and innovators!

During the Alaska Startup Week only, our Anchorage SBDC is offering no-cost consultations for your business and for your technology development needs. This is a great place to get help with your venture and take things to the next level.

Example of topics to discuss:
  • Funding commercialization of technology via SBIR Phase 0 or Phase 1
  • New ideas/perspectives on any business function (marketing, sales, operations, etc)
  • Startup idea conceptualization
  • Writing a business plan
  • Product/service beta testing
  • Scaling your business
  • Buying/selling a business
  • Finding mentors
  • and many others
Remember to sign up online, as walk-ins are sort of frowned upon like this :(

SIGN UP LINK: https://aksbdc.org/business-counseling/


Thursday November 21, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
SBDC 43335 K-Beach rd ste 12

11:00am

Franchising in the 49th State
Should your next venture be a franchise?

With options available in just about any industry, starting a franchise could be a smart and lucrative move. Come discover the inner-workings of two successful Anchorage franchises: Pita Pit and Pure Barre. 

In this Q&A-style workshop, we will ask Billy and Susie to share their deep knowledge on how to start and run a winning franchise. 

Bonus... after the Q&A, there will be time to mingle and enjoy some delicious platters generously provided by Pita Pit.

This event is completely FREE.

Co-Facilitator
avatar for Linda

Linda

Co-founder, VH Hydroponics

Speakers
avatar for William Francis St-Pierre

William Francis St-Pierre

Owner, Pita Pit Anchorage
avatar for Susie Grobler

Susie Grobler

Owner, Pure Barre Anchorage
Opening boutique fitness studio in Alaska. Pure Barre is the national leader in barre fitness with more than 500+ franchise locations in the United States and Canada. Opening a location in Anchorage comes with unique challenges and perks!


Thursday November 21, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Alaska Communications Business Technology Center 600 E 36th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99503

11:30am

Alaska Native Professional Association Luncheon featuring Native Entrepreneurs
The Alaska Native Professional Association (ANPA) is excited to collaborate on this event with Alaska Growth Capital, as part of Alaska Startup Week 2019!

For this gathering, we will be hosting a discussion with some amazing Alaska Native entrepreneurs on what it means to successfully start and run a business in different industries. Guests will have the opportunity to engage and network with speakers.

Entrepreneurs:
Arthur Stevens – Native Construction Management
Holly Nordlum – Naniq Designs
Britt’Nee Brower – Kivliq Designs

Lunch will be provided for ANPA members, courtesy of Alaska Growth Capital.

Sponsors


Thursday November 21, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Alaska Growth Capital, 3900 C Street, Suite 101, Anchorage

11:30am

Young Alaskan Business Expo & StartUp Week Open Discussion
Supporting young entrepreneurs is an important way to continue the development of Alaska's healthy small business environment. But where can our local young entrepreneurs go to get involved in their community and entrepreneurship ecosystem? 
From 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM visit our mini-marketplace of student businesses that were created within the King Tech Entrepreneurship Program. 
From 12:30-1:15, King Tech High School is partnering with Young Alaskan Solopreneurs' for an open discussion to explore the opportunities & challenges we see from ages 14-25. We will be seeking ideas for further entrepreneurial engagement & small business support for these young Alaskans.
Don't forget your shopping lists, questions, and young entrepreneurs!

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1211385865714233/?active_tab=about

Sponsors
SM

Stacy Miller

Entrepreneurship Instructor, King Tech High School


Thursday November 21, 2019 11:30am - 1:15pm
King Tech High School 2650 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

12:00pm

H/Q: Alaska Startup Week - FBX @ UAF : Q&A w/ Ryder Hartley (Startup Weekend Alum)
Come talk to a member of Fairbanks' Startup Week Team. Learn what is going on during the week. A team member will be available from 12 - 2 pm each day, Monday to Friday, to answer questions. Also, flyers for all the weeks events will be available as well as more on programs and initiatives in Fairbanks.



Speakers
avatar for Ryder Hartley

Ryder Hartley

UAF and Startup Weekend Alum, University of Alaska Fairbanks




Thursday November 21, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Arctic Java at the UAF Wood Center 1731 S Chandalar, Fairbanks, AK 99709

1:00pm

Health TIE Open Innovation Thursday
Twice a month Health TIE has an open video conference with presentations from healthcare changemakers and entrepreneurs. Health TIE will feature healthcare startup ADYPTATION as part of Alaska Startup Week.

ADYPTATION analyzes patient information using their proprietary software to deliver insights for patients and their doctors in order to evaluate healthcare treatment strategies, including patients with chronic disorders and complex diseases. Dave Malseed will provide a short presentation and answer questions.

Join the Zoom calls at this link: Health TIE Zoom Room
Join By Phone: +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 958 216 433


To see past presentations and learn more about Health TIE, visit https://www.healthtie.org/

For more information, contact Jacqueline Summers at jysummers@alaska.edu.

Sponsors
avatar for Jacqueline Summers

Jacqueline Summers

UAA BEI Alaska PTAC, UAA/BEI - PTAC Program
It is great fun to hear about interesting business problems and the creative solutions being used to figure them out. I really enjoy people and am ready to talk to anyone at any time about pretty much anything.


Thursday November 21, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/ Check for meeting ID Zoom.com Online Meeting - Check meeting info for video and audio dial in options

1:00pm

Banking and Booch
Kenai Keybank’s “Banking and Booch” event hosting with Kenai Kombucha.  “Can You Bank On It will be an event to talk about the IN’s and OUTS of debt financing.  We will be discussing different types of financing options, what will be needed to submit an application, and all of the various solutions Banks can offer to improve the businesses Financial Wellness and allow You to Dream Big, all attendees will be served the Finest brewed Kombucha throughout the seminar”

Thursday November 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kenai KeyBank 801 Frontage rd Kenai, Ak 99611

3:00pm

Journalist to Journalist
Trine Jonassen is the communications adviser at the High North Center for Business and Governance. She studied journalism at Nord University and has her background from media. She is an experienced columnist and photographer.


Andrew Jensen, Managing Editor, ALaska Journal of CommerceAndrew Jensen has practiced journalism since 1998 when he began covering Razorbacks athletics as a reporter for the University of Arkansas student newspaper before graduating with a degree in journalism and a minor in political science. From 2006 to 2009 he was an associate editor at the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal covering companies such as Walmart, Tyson Foods and JB Hunt Transportation. In March 2010, he joined the Alaska Journal of Commerce as a reporter covering commercial fishing in addition to telecoms, banking and health care. He was named to his current position as managing editor of the Journal in May 2012.




Arne Holm, Executive Editor, High North NewsArne Holm works as executive editor of the High North News (Highnorthnews.com), an independent newspaper published by the High North Center at the Nord University in Bodø, Norway. High North News have journalists all over the Arctic, covering news and analyses about politics and business in the high north.
Holm has had a long and prominent journalistic career and has worked for some of Norway’s leading media companies. In addition, he has published several books. He has won several national awards for outstanding journalism. Holm comes from Bodø, and is thus a northerner by birth. He has spent several years on Svalbard, which has added to his extensive knowledge of the Arctic. Holm has been employed at the High North Center since 2007.

Drink is available for individual purchase directly from 49th State Brewing Company. Light appetizers are included with program admission.

Thursday November 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
49th State Brewing Company 717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

4:00pm

Happy Hour @ The Boardroom
Come visit the Boardroom, Anchorage's coworking space, in Ship Creek. Have a beer or kombucha, learn about the space, and make new friends in the startup community! Free to attend.

Sponsors
MB

Mark Bethka

The Boardroom


Thursday November 21, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Boardroom 721 Depot Drive, Anchorage, AK

5:00pm

Networking On Tap
Do you feel the need for speed? Speed networking that is! As Startup Week begins to wind down, speed things up a bit with this fun, fast-paced networking event. Don't know anything about speed networking? No worries! Just show up and our awesome volunteers will be on hand to explain it to you. This event starts at 5:00 pm, with the networking rounds running from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Stick around after to mingle with fellow entrepreneurs and enjoy delicious beverages from Kenai Joe's Taphouse. See you there!

Thursday November 21, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Kenai Joes Taphouse 801 Cook Dr Kenai, Ak 99611

5:30pm

TRAVEL JUNEAU HIVE
Join tourism industry leaders for a lively discussion on winter tourism. What are the opportunities, advantages and the challenges for your Juneau business? How can we make the winter season work in your favor?

Speakers
LP

Liz Perry

Travel Juneau


Thursday November 21, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Hangar Ballroom 2 Marine Way, Juneau, AK

6:30pm

Third Thursday - Palmer Entrepreneur Meetup
Are you a Palmer entrepreneur? Join us every third Thursday for discussion and collaboration around a rotating schedule of topics. 

Here's what Margaret Adsit will take the lead on this month:

You ever wonder why you're not clicking with your customer and making the sale? Often it is because you aren't talking their language. At the next Palmer Entrepreneurs Meetup we'll talk with creative content writer and director Margaret Adsit, from Palmer-owned The Scribe Away, where she'll talk with us about Customer First Branding. We'll focus the discussion on the following topics: 

What is it? 
How do you incorporate it into your branding? 
Why is it so dang successful?  

We'll talk and workshop about rethinking all of your core messaging and marketing to focus not on your services, but on your customer's needs.


Thursday November 21, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Annex, 247 S Alaska Street, Palmer

7:00pm

Success Summit - Your Journey to Fulfillment and Extraordinary Results
Limited Capacity seats available

(All the proceeds from this event will go straight to the Alaska Startup Week 2020 organizing volunteer committee)
What drives success? 
 
What do you do on daily basis that moves the needle forward?
 
We invite you to master the breakthrough habits, envision your compelling future, take action and achieve the next level of success. Join us for this vibrant event and acquire the skills to produce the results that you desire, maximize your personal potential, and create value for others.
 
5 masterful life coaches will unveil the roadmap guide to foundations and principles for high achieving individuals:
  • Mike Lightner – “Building A Learning Model of Success”
  • Heidi Weiland – “The Breakthrough Habit: Daily Thought Management”
  • Kitty Farnham – “Discovering Your Compelling Future”
  • Marquis Navarro – “Forward Momentum: Don't Get Stuck in Receive Mode”
  • Kevin Henderson – “Don’t Quit! Trust The Process”
 
This event is for those looking to up their game…. (no matter the current situation)
We’ve kept these tickets at an unbeatable value –

  • $15/each or
  • $20/for two … because you should be succeeding and surrounding yourself with the right co-conspirators.

Don’t put this off till tomorrow. Take action and sign up now and let’s get you on the road to success.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Jandel Weiland

Heidi Jandel Weiland

Holistic Life Coach, Vibrant Living Holistic Life Coaching
I help overwhelmed leaders & entrepreneurs reduce stress, get unstuck and optimize their day-to-day lives so that they can fulfill their missions in life and business. Life coaching and Ayurveda (yoga’s sister science) form the basis for my holistic coaching practice. I’ve traveled... Read More →
avatar for Mike Lightner

Mike Lightner

Author, Speaker, and Coach, Dare2Dream Leadership Development LLC
Mike Lightner is a retired Chief Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force with extensive knowledge and experience in team leadership and personnel development. During his time in the military, he learned that the simplest solutions is usually the best solution. With his simple... Read More →
KF

Kitty Farnham

Owner, Catalyst Consulting Services, LLC
avatar for Marquis Navarro

Marquis Navarro

Transformational Coach, Marquis Navarro Coaching
I help individuals change the way they see and speak about their world in order to help them see their true potential. I also work with people who need help prioritizing goals and build a strategy to reach their goals. Together we break down the barriers and overcome self-limiting... Read More →
KL

Kevin L. Henderson

Life Coach, Speaker and Trainer, El3vation Consulting, LLC

Sponsors
avatar for Linda

Linda

Co-founder, VH Hydroponics



Thursday November 21, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Indigo Tea Lounge 530 E Benson Blvd #8, Anchorage, AK 99503
 
Friday, November 22
 

6:00am

Rise and Shine with Pure Barre Fitness 6am
50 minutes of classic barre is all you need to get your energy soaring and start the day strong. This is going to be no ordinary Friday. This Friday will go down in history when you got sh!t done!

Can't make it to the 6 am class? Come and join us at the 8:30 am class.

To sign up, email anchorage@purebarre.com and save your spot!

What awaits you:
- Low impact, high intensity, effective full-body workout
- A beautiful Pure Barre Studio recently renovated in midtown Anchorage
- AMAZING instructors ready to give you their all
- Classic barre at its best so you can feel your best
- Oh and this class is FREE

To learn more about Pure Barre classes, check out this link. 

Speakers
avatar for Susie Grobler

Susie Grobler

Owner, Pure Barre Anchorage
Opening boutique fitness studio in Alaska. Pure Barre is the national leader in barre fitness with more than 500+ franchise locations in the United States and Canada. Opening a location in Anchorage comes with unique challenges and perks!

Sponsors
avatar for Linda

Linda

Co-founder, VH Hydroponics


Friday November 22, 2019 6:00am - 7:00am
Pure Barre Anchorage 3700 Old Seward Hwy Ste 5, Anchorage, AK 99503

8:00am

Alaska/Norway Innovation Breakfast Pitches
Join Alaska World Affairs Council at the BP Energy Center for breakfast to hear entrepreneurs from Alaska and Norway pitching their innovative ideas.

Presentations from:

Karin Berentsen, Founder and Principal of ARCT ASARCT – A Digital Dialogue and mapping tool for Stakeholder Engagement and for scoring the United Nation Goals
Karin Berentsen is developing the ARCT – A Digital Dialogue and mapping tool for Stakeholder Engagement and for scoring the UN Goals, the SDGs. Karin has 35 years wide-ranging experience based on a Master degree in Physics. She has a strong link to Alaska. In her previous position as Statoil’s Regulatory Compliance Manager in Alaska, she experienced that the tedious, million-dollar permitting business deserves better work processes and digital Stakeholder Engagement/ dialogue tools. She has a passion for responsible project development and believes that the UN SDGs could be used to evaluate all projects.

Bradley Pizzimenti, Turnagain Heavylift
Bradley Pizzimenti builds hardware and software solutions for the architecture, engineering, construction, and transport industries. Based out of Anchorage Alaska, he specializes in platform-specific solutions that aid engineers, architects, and contractors in moving from the digital to the physical.

Elena Zhurova, Advisor, High North Center for Business and Governance


Friday November 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
BP Energy Center 1014 Energy Court, Anchorage, AK 99508

8:30am

Rise and Shine with Pure Barre Fitness 8:30am
50 minutes of classic barre is all you need to get your energy soaring and start the day strong. This is going to be no ordinary Friday. This Friday will go down in history when you got sh!t done!

To sign up, email anchorage@purebarre.com and save your spot!

What awaits you:
- Low impact, high intensity, effective full-body workout
- A beautiful Pure Barre Studio recently renovated in midtown Anchorage
- AMAZING instructors ready to give you their all
- Classic barre at its best so you can feel your best
- Oh and this class is FREE

To learn more about Pure Barre classes, check out this link.


Speakers
avatar for Susie Grobler

Susie Grobler

Owner, Pure Barre Anchorage
Opening boutique fitness studio in Alaska. Pure Barre is the national leader in barre fitness with more than 500+ franchise locations in the United States and Canada. Opening a location in Anchorage comes with unique challenges and perks!

Sponsors
avatar for Linda

Linda

Co-founder, VH Hydroponics


Friday November 22, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Pure Barre Anchorage 3700 Old Seward Hwy Ste 5, Anchorage, AK 99503

8:30am

Entrepreneurial Pitch with Tom Dillon and Caitlin Coreson from KPEDD
8:30-10am Friday the 22nd
Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District is hosting an Entrepreneur Pitch at Dry Bones. 
This is a casual sharing of ideas where KPEDD staff can help answer questions and provide business consolation.


Friday November 22, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Dry Bones 11595 Kenai Spur Hwy Kenai, Ak 99611

10:00am

Building your brand
Amanda Coelho will be hosting at KeyBank in Kenai
Talking and teaching about her passion, small business marketing
It will be a deep dive into how vital marketing is in every stage of the life cycle of a business, from planning stages, to launch, to growth, and finally stable marketing positioning. We will also focus on building a brand for your business, and how leveraging all aspects of marketing build that brand and create brand equality.

Friday November 22, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Kenai KeyBank 801 Frontage rd Kenai, Ak 99611

11:30am

Outdoor Apparel Manufacturing Open House @ Alpine Fit
Visit local apparel manufacturing start-up Alpine Fit in their studio/workshop/manufacturing space here in Anchorage. Alpine Fit is designing and manufacturing base layers and other outdoor apparel in technical fabrics and seam constructions right here in their own sewn product manufacturing space. Come visit the space, check out industrial sewing equipment of all sorts, browse the collection and talk to the people proudly working on outdoor apparel products Made in Alaska.

Facebook Event Link https://www.facebook.com/events/575821656499910/

Also open Wednesday Nov 20 from 3:30pm-6:30pm


Exhibitors
avatar for Jennifer Loofbourrow

Jennifer Loofbourrow

Founder & Owner, Alpine Fit
Founder and owner at Alpine Fit - Anchorage, Alaska based outdoor apparel sewn product manufacturing startup.


Friday November 22, 2019 11:30am - 2:00pm
Alpine Fit 700 W 41st Ave, Ste B Anchorage, AK 99503

11:45am

Fabulous Friday Networking Lunch - Female Entrepreneurs
Meet at Matanuska Brewing ~ for more than just a networking and referral lunch - Bring business cards and tell us about your business and upcoming events or needs.

Purpose: To connect with other business women in order to network, give referrals, and showcase your business!
Order what you want (at your own expense) and enjoy good company, good food, and watch your business grow! Guests may attend 1-2 different trial WE events, before joining. Register Today!

Co-Facilitator
avatar for Jennifer Marx

Jennifer Marx

President, Women Entrepreneurs of Alaska
Jennifer MarxWomen Entrepreneurs of Alaska907-250-5590, weofalaska@gmail.comwww.weofalaska.com

Friday November 22, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Matanuska Brewing Co. - Midtown 2830 C St, Anchorage, AK 99503

12:00pm

Clean and Green: Where Global Technology, Economics & the Environment Meets
M. T. (“Terry”) Cooke founded GC3 Strategy ( www.gc3s.com ) in 2002 to assist Mid-Atlantic technology and investor communities build sustainable partnerships in Greater China (Beijing/Tianjin, Shanghai/Suzhou, Taipei/Hsinchu). Terry is also the principal of “www.terrycooke.com china seminars” which provides China-focused clean energy/’green business’ market intelligence and risk management advice for senior executives of U.S. technology and finance firms as well as scenario-based seminar training for mid-level executives.

Find Dr. Terry Cooke's full bio & event details here: https://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/insights-on-how-to-work-more-effectively-with-emerging-asian-economies/

Students: Free with Valid ID | Members: $10 | General: $15

Co-Facilitator
avatar for Carole Anderson

Carole Anderson

Board Member, Alaska World Affairs Council


Friday November 22, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
49th State Brewing Company 717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

12:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn | How to Get a Business License in Alaska (Pre-recorded webinar)
This workshop will list out what is needed, how to find information including tips on how to find your NAICS code, and what resources are out there to help you get to where you need to go.

This workshop is meant to guide you through the steps in getting a business license in the state of Alaska. It is not meant to be legal advice or otherwise, simply a guide to help you find the correct resources. This workshop represents the presenter's views and is not to be taken without research of your own.

Bring your lunch and be ready to learn!

Friday November 22, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kodiak Chamber of Commerce 100 E. Marine Way, Ste 300, Kodiak, Alaska

12:00pm

H/Q: Alaska Startup Week - FBX @ UAF : Q&A w/ Peter Webley (UAF OIPC)
Come talk to a member of Fairbanks' Startup Week Team. Learn what is going on during the week. A team member will be available from 12 - 2 pm each day, Monday to Friday, to answer questions. Also, flyers for all the weeks events will be available as well as more on programs and initiatives in Fairbanks.



Speakers
avatar for Peter Webley

Peter Webley

Faculty Ambassador, OIPC, University of Alaska Fairbanks
My research interests include volcanic ash cloud modeling, use of unmanned aircraft systems for geoscience applications, connecting emergency managers with real-time remote sensing data, developing decision support tools, real-time monitoring of volcanic activity, and remote sensing... Read More →




Friday November 22, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Arctic Java at the UAF Wood Center 1731 S Chandalar, Fairbanks, AK 99709

5:30pm

King Street CoLab Open House
Startup Week is the perfect time to sip, snack, and mingle at our recently expanded Co-Lab. We have a casual and collaborative environment perfect for startups that need clean production, light manufacturing, storage, and shipping space. Meet the founders of three different startups and learn the many ways the co-working movement benefits even industrial and manufacturing startups.

Sponsors
avatar for Brian Shumaker

Brian Shumaker

Founder, BeadedStream LLC
Alaska Proven. Global Application. Sensing the natural and built environment. Intelligence for change. Climate. Construction. Community.



Friday November 22, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
King Street CoLabs 7810 King Street, Anchorage, AK 99518

5:30pm

Spark Soldotna
Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Finale event- Spark Soldotna
Registration and doors open at 5:30pm
If you are interested in participating in spark Soldotna preregister for the event here:http://www.visitsoldotna.com/




Friday November 22, 2019 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The catch Bar and resturant 44715 sterling hwy soldotna, ak 99669

6:00pm

So You Think You Need an App? (Panel discussion)
Often a new business may require more than a website and a social media feed to succeed. If you represent a business that is considering hiring a software developer, come learn about the real costs and best practices for doing so.

This panel consists of programmers/developers from across the state and will be answering your questions about early-stage startup software development.

Speakers
avatar for Nigel Sharp

Nigel Sharp

Global Entrepreneur in Residence, Alaska Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
Nigel is the current Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) at the University of Alaska. A lifelong entrepreneur, Nigel engages as a mentor, adviser, guest lecturer, and panelist. Prior to this role, he served as the University of Colorado Boulder GEIR, where he co-founded a University... Read More →
avatar for Keith McCormick

Keith McCormick

Co-Founding Member, Health TIE
I'm a life-long Alaskan with a wide variety of experiences. I was an Infantry Marine, and then contracted as the combat medic on the security team for the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan. During my time in Afghanistan I started a software company called Quick Bites. With no computer... Read More →
avatar for Jazon Burnell

Jazon Burnell

Mobile app developer since 2007 currently working on the iOS and Android app for VR Fitness company Black Box VR (www.blackbox-vr.com).

Sponsors
avatar for Bradley Pizzimenti

Bradley Pizzimenti

Founder, Gennaker Systems


Friday November 22, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
King Street CoLabs 7810 King Street, Anchorage, AK 99518

6:00pm

So You Think You Need an App? (Panel discussion)
Limited Capacity seats available

Often a new business may require more than a website and a social media feed to succeed. If you represent a business that is considering hiring a software developer, come learn about the real costs and best practices for doing so.

This panel consists of programmers/developers from across the state and will be answering your questions about early-stage startup software development.

Co-Facilitator
avatar for Arsh Chauhan

Arsh Chauhan

AK Dev Alliance

Speakers
avatar for Erik Talvi

Erik Talvi

Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship Manager, University of Alaska Fairbanks
avatar for Vincent Castro

Vincent Castro

Senior Software Engineer, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Software engineer at FMH and working on various projects

Sponsors
avatar for Bradley Pizzimenti

Bradley Pizzimenti

Founder, Gennaker Systems




7:00pm

"Generation Startup"
A movie screening for the whole family. “Generation Startup” captures the struggles and triumphs of six
young people who put everything on the line to build startups.


Friday November 22, 2019 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Downtown Public Library 292 MARINE WAY, Juneau, AK

9:00pm

Hedwig and the Angry Inch - A Special Startup Discount Edition
Let's all head to the heart of downtown at the Hard Rock Cafe and enjoy this spectacular debut production by a brand new professional theater company in Anchorage.

Dan Alfalla has 25 years of IT experience as a software engineer with 15 years running a successful software development and consulting company where he specialized in helping startups navigate the difficult early stages of their development. Pair that with a degree in music composition and a passion for performance and you start to see how SoBroSol Productions came to be.

After arriving in Alaska in 2016, Dan decided to take some time away from IT consulting to pursue his passion for music and performance. Time off quickly turned into time spent forming a musical production company.

About SoBroSol Productions:  
SoBroSol Productions is a brand new company based in Anchorage debuting its very first production, the iconic musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”.

Their mission is a simple one - Harvest the abundance of local talent, create opportunities for artists to develop and grow and set a high bar for performing arts through dedication and consistent rehearsals.
SoBroSol is focused on creating immersive live musical experiences for its audience and is looking forward to a long run of successful shows.

****** To celebrate our fantastic startup ecosystem, Dan is giving us 20% off for the FRIDAY SHOW ONLY! Promo code: "TECHSTAR

Co-Facilitator
avatar for Dan Alfalla

Dan Alfalla

Founder, SoBroSol Productions

Sponsors
avatar for Linda

Linda

Co-founder, VH Hydroponics


Friday November 22, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Hard Rock Cafe 415 E St, Anchorage, Alaska 99501
 
Saturday, November 23
 

10:00am

The Islander Bookshop Grand Opening | Ribbon Cutting
After a week of celebrating entrepreneurship in Kodiak, join the Chamber of Commerce in welcoming the newest Kodiak business – The Islander Bookshop, complete with the big scissors ribbon cutting! Browse more than 3,000 hand-selected books recommended by your neighbors, friends, and Kodiak’s community members. You’ll even have the chance at winning prizes, split-the-pot cash, and purchase memberships to this new boutique style bookshop!

Saturday November 23, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
The Islander Bookshop 1315 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, Alaska

12:00pm

Diversity and Inclusion Business Panel and Lunch
Join The Business Boutique, NAACP Economic Development Committee, Alaska Asian Pacific Islander Coalition in association with Alaska Startup Week for an awesome networking opportunity dedicated to all things Diversity and Inclusion. This event will discuss what is needed to support the development of businesses within undeserved communities from the perspectives of individuals from those communities. We will discuss how barriers to accessing services can be addressed and ideas for insuring equity and equality in business and what is needed from allies to allow for business success for all underrepresented communities. Featuring amazing stories from successful diverse business owners, small group discussions, resources and strategic planning. This event is FREE to attend but if you would like lunch it is $5.

thebusinessboutiqueak@gmail.com
907-230-4968

Speakers
avatar for Jasmin Smith

Jasmin Smith

The Business Boutique



Saturday November 23, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Mountain View Boys & Girls Club, 315 North Price Street, Anchorage

1:00pm

Smart Start Saturday: Small Business Resource Workshop
Tanana Chiefs Conference, Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation and U.S. Small Business Administration has collaborated to offer a free Small Business Resource Workshop to help interior Alaska entrepreneurs startup up smart!

This afternoon-long event includes 3 separate workshop topics:

1 PM - Alaskan Artists Small Business Primer, for artists wanting to start or grow their business.
2 PM - Triumph and Trials: Discussion with Small Business Owners -  panel discussion with guests: Homyna Curiel, of Tundra Tonics LLC (food manufacturing); Kathy Mayo, Kathy Mayo and Associates (consulting); Ben Callahan, Callahan Construction Company, and  Odin Peter-Raboff of Nomadic Stars representing brick and mortar retail and manufacturing.

3:15 PM - Find Your Match -  Capital access & biz services speed-dating event, with traditional small business lending reps from Northrim Bank & SBA; KIVA 0% crowdfunded microloan, and Alaska Angel Conference equity finance options represented, as well as CPA Kelly Ward from Robinson & Ward for tax and accounting services.

Come for one, or stay for them all! Doors open at 12:45 pm, event starts at 1 pm.

For more information, contact: renee.linton@tananachiefs.org,  907-452-8251, ext. 3598;  
Or jshepherd@investfairbanks.com, 907-452-2185

This event is one of many events included in Techstars Alaska Startup Week happening statewide, November 17 - 24, 2019. For a current list of scheduled events go to https://alaska.startupweek.co/

Sponsors
CB

Clark Bihag

Senior Area Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration
avatar for Juliet Shepherd

Juliet Shepherd

Emerging Arctic & Technology Led Development Project Manager, Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation
avatar for Renee Linton

Renee Linton

Rural Economic Development Specialist, Tanana Chiefs Conference




Saturday November 23, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center 101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701, Classroom
 
Sunday, November 24
 

1:00pm

From Ideas to Reality: Questions Every Business & Startup Should Consider
Saturday November 23, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Seward Community Library Meeting Room
Free of charge!
Space is limited- please preregister at the Library Circulation Desk or by calling (907) 224-4082

- Learn about developing a business plan (strategy) using the Business Model Canvas
- Discover factors to consider in developing a marketing plan
- Make connections with additional resources to make your business a success!


Sunday November 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Seward Community Library 239 Sixth Ave, Seward, AK 99664